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. it is yet to be seen whether those will continue if the cuts go into effect. host: senator john mccain was on the talk shows over the weekend. here is what he had to say. [video clip] >> we have already cut undersecretary gates. we are on track to cut another $487 billion out of defense. now you lay on top of that these enormous reductions as well. by the way, defense is 19% of the overall discretionary budget. defense is taking 50% of the cuts. if we do not believe our military leaders, who do we believe? i think what we're doing now to the men and women serving is unconscionable because they deserve a predictable life in the military. these federal employees do not know when they will be laid off or not. not to mention the contractors. host: john mccain says enough is enough at defense. guest: that has been the message consistently. robert gates laid out these cuts. his successor, leon panetta, has been against these cuts from minute one. he has been one of the few people in washington since the day the super committee failed was saying we cannot have further cuts to defense. host: w
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in this case against the blade runner. and senator john mccain is slam ago local tv staying and cable outlet msnbc running a sound bite that made him appear insensitive to the mother of a shooting victim. we'll play you the senator's entire remarks and then the edited version and let you decide. plus, new reports that the white house has gone to war with legendary journalist bob woodward in a fight over whether the president is being honest in this debate over the budget cuts that are due to kick in at the end of this week. >> won't help the economy, won't create jobs, now, if congress allows this meat cleaver approach to take place, it will jeopardize our military readiness. ] truth i, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! [ whispering ] that's crazy, the cookie's the best part. crème. cooe. crème. stop yelling. you stop yelling. [ whispering ] both of you stop yelling. [ whispering ] i'm trying to read. [ male announcer
became months ago with a strong bipartisan effort led by john mccain and ted kennedy, john mccain, kennedy and bush together. bush lobbyed hard, but the bill died anyway, died because of a huge back lash on the right. and leading that back lash were the rush limbaughs and the sean hannity's, and even this guy. >> american is run primarily by white christian men. and there is a segment of our population who hates that. despises that power structure. so they, under the guise of being compassionate want to flood the country with foreign nationals, unlimited, unlimited. to change the complexion, pardon the pun, of america. >> that was nearly six years, and another president in his second term is trying yet again to get the legislative branch to pass an immigration bill. >> send me a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the next few months and i will sign it right away. and america will be better for it. let's get it done. let's get it done. >> and again, there has been bipartisan support at the beginning, marco rubio, and john mccain on it. among others. and yet again, though, the
and kelly will attend the state of the union as guests of senator barbour and congressman john mccain. they started the group to combat the national rifle association lobby on capitol hill. >>> leading republican senator lindsey graham is upping the ante in search for answers on the benghazi tragedy. the man who has been leading the too, find out who knew what when about the salmonella attack in benghazi that killed four north americans is trying a a new tactic today. he said he will hold up the nominations for the pentagon and cia unless the white house stops what he calls stone walling. i'm john roberts. hour number two of america's news headquarters live from the nation's capital starts right now. let's go to steve centanni who has been following the story of senator graham. good afternoon. >> good afternoon, john. talk this morning that there was talk on the is sunday talk shows that two important are nominations can be held up until the white house answers more questions about benghazi. during the attack in benghazi senator lindsey graham wants to know whether the president reac
't help, of course, is that his former good friend, john mccain, just eviscerated him, grilled him, didn't give him a chance. yes or no. give me an answer. were you correct or incorrect? i mean, there is a way to try to do that, but clearly he came with a very hostile attitude. and it was very painful to watch. >> yeah. awkward at times. >> i mean, john mccain, mika, didn't let him answer a question. i'm sorry, out of that exchange, it was not chuck hagel who looked bad. >> ted cruz looked even worse. >> yeah. >> oh, my god. >> we're going to show all those coming up. >> he wasn't prepared, mika, in a lot of ways that were concerning. i think, again, the democrats, republicans, independents alike, if the republicans party thinks badgering an ill-prepared witness that way is going to help them with middle america, they don't know middle america. they could have just let him talk around in circles, but it was -- you know, you talk about the new senator from texas, john mccain -- >> i agree with you. >> as joe manchin said, it was embarrassing. >> compare it to a week ago, to a very prepare
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it to baltimore, we'll be streaming it on nbcwashington.com starting at 10:45. >>> the tweet john mccain sent out that has some accusing the arizona senator of being racist. >>> the excitement by joe flacco after the super bowl could have cbs paying the price. >>> talk about a close call. just how close this massive asteroid will get to earth in the coming days gliefrjt a cloudy start to your day. but you won't see any snow. what you can expect >>> talk about a close shave. an asteroid will pass earth missing us by 17,000 miles. the 150-wide rock named 2012 da 14, you got that aaron, is one of the closest fly byes in history. the asteroid 14 will speed by at more than 17,000 miles per hour. all those miles may seem like a lot. but you're talking about big space rocks coming close to earth. >> don't be worried. we'll be okay, eun. >>> let's get a look at our forecast as we approach 5:11 and we start with cloud, tom. >> all is calm, though. not bright. there is a cloud cover over washington. live view from the nbc4 city camera over the washington monument. a lot of cloud cover. mid-30s in the subur
by a slim margin. one of the most damages remarks came from john mccain over the iraq troop surge. >> would you please answer the question. were you correct or incorrect when you said the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam. were you correct or incorrect? yes or no? >> my reference to -- >> are you answering the question, senator hagel? the question is were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. i want you to answer whether you were right or wrong and then u you're free to elaborate. >> i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer to a lot of things. >> let the record show he refuses to answer that question. >> with us now is washington chief correspondent and host of "face the nation," bob schieffer. bob, good morning. i think they were disappointed. they usually press their nominees. >> well, thankfully -- and let's not forget, chuck hagel was the co-chairman of john mccain's presidential campaign when john mccain ran the first time. this is stunning. but i agree with you. i mean generally on something like this w
to senate republicans particularly john mccain sent with their treatment of hague snell. >> i think actually it was a long memory from people who had to work with chuck hagel over the years, alex. i think a lot of people who didn't say then senator hagel and sometimes his treatment of witnesses at the stand, people that had to go before him and be questioned by chuck hagel were not surprised by this kind of grilling. also, remember chuck hagel spent a lot of time telling people they were wrong or they were immoral in some of the decisions that they made. and this was some payback for him for that type of stance towards others in both colleagues and people who had to testify before his committees. >> yeah. and i mean, there are those who -- john mccain, shall we say, he's probably going to be upset that chuck hagel was there supporting president obama when they were running against one another. you get that. but this is a pretty serious job, tony. this is defense secretary. i mean, do you think that kind of politics, those maybe personal issues should be brought up under these circumstances?
endorsed john mccain as president. he went to the republican convention we are criticized, the democrat eck nominee barack obama and endorsed mccain and sarah palin. and when joe campaigned in 20080 with mccain, comes back to the senate and senate democrats make him the chairman of standing committee, contrast that with chuck hagel. 84% of americans for conservative action, voting record in his canner radio, voting for the bush tax cuts, voted for the war in iraq, voted against no child left behind but was a small government conservative, and republicans right now, particularly tea party, are not looking for converts like the democrats were with joe leiberman. they're looking for heretics. and they see in chuck hagel who never endorsed barack obama, was friendly with him, traveled with him, but didn't endorse him. they see this terrible heretic. and it's really, that is where the republicans are right now. they are looking for heretics instead of converts. and i think it's apparent in the tea party. but i think it's apparent in the ranks of the entire ranks of the party. >> you have effecti
from hagel's one-time friend and ally senator john mccain over hagel's opposition to the iraq troop surge. >> will you please answer the question, were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam. were you correct or incorrect? yes or no? >> my reference to the -- >> are you going to answer the question, senator hagel? the question is were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. i would like to answer whether you were right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> well it will show you refuse to answer this question. >> with us is host of "face the nation" and washington correspondent bob schieffer. the white house normally prep their nominees. what does this say about it? >> to me this is the most interesting and intreeging inginintriguing part of this whole deal. onormally the administration rushes out with the defense. he hardly left capitol hill yesterday when reports leaked out of the whi
ahmadinejad now says he would like to give it a go. senator john mccain ran into some trouble when he tweeted, quote, so ahmadinejad wants to be the first iranian in space. wasn't he just there last week, end quote. many in the twitterverse called the wording racist. he later sent out another twitter saying his comments were a joke and told people to, quote, lighten up. >>> last night new jersey governor chris christie paid his first visit to david letterman, who in the past, as you might know, has secured the new jersey governor about his ample weight over 300,000 times, that's what christie likes to say. during the "late show" appearance governor christie pulled laughs when he pulled a doughnut from his pocket and ate it, bam, right there. he also read back some favorite letterman jokes. take a listen. >> here's two of them. celebrity birthday today, chris christie turns 50. he blew out the candles on his cake and he wished for another cake. a billion dollars will be spent on potato chips for super bowl sunday, and that's just governor christie's house. >> meteorologist bill karins, you kno
journey. but iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad said he would like to give it a joe. senator john mccain ran into trouble when he tweeted, quote, so ahmadinejad wants to be the first iranian in space, wasn't he just there last week? many in the twitter-verse called the wording racist. he sent another tweet and said the comments were a joke and told the people to quote/unquote lighten up. >>> last night, new jersey governor chris christie paid his first visit to david letterman who in the past has skewed him about his ample weight. during the late show experience governor christie pulls laughed when he pulled a donut from his pocket and ate it. and read back safety letterman jokes. >> here's two. first one was celebrity birthday today, chris christie turns 50, he blew out the candles on his cake and he wished for another cake. [ cheers and applause ] >> a billion dollars will be spent on potato chips for super bowl sunday and that's just at governor christie's house. [ laughter ] >> all right. bill karins joins me now. >> we knew he'd be prepared. >> he was great. at least he was a good s
in every state in this country. 47 states have something to do. even john mccain said he had a sticker shock when he saw with the final cost will be. 11 aircraft carriers and task force china has one carrier and that is from the ukraine navy i don't know how they feel about serving on this aircraft carrier but that is what they have. they have over 200 bases and facilities nothing outside of china itself. the marines are larger and more powerful than the british military. when is the last time they conducted the landing the degette a lot of their support for? 1951, the courier and war that they had, they were talking about an expeditionary fighting vehicle. they are getting enough 35 and that is another thing about what we do. every service has its own air force so in addition, you have the army, the navy, the marine corps that has their own capability in terms of the air force. finally, you have the army structure at 547,000. you could save a couple hundred billion dollars over the next ten years by reducing that to a reasonable 360,000. so those are just some of the things that could
that senator john mccain facing allegations of racism, and him saying chilled out. >>> coming up, the raven return as champions. life is good when you're the super bowl mvp. we'll show you how joe flacco spent his mvp monday. >>> plus dan hellies recaps it. when "news4 at 6 >>> breaking news out of the baltimore. there is a four-alarm fire in the downtown section. we're told it's in a lumberyard on pennsylvania avenue in baltimore. it's near the campus of the university of baltimore just several blocks north of lexington market. it looks like quite a fire that's gone on, four alarms having sounded so far. we'll have more as details become available. >>> we have our first official candidate for next year's d.c. may i don't recall race. tommy wells formally established his exploratory condition. a and. >>> congress is expected to begin looking at changing federal marijuana laws. they might begin that explore ace tomorrow. >> it would require growers to obtain a federal permit. the push to change it follows decisions by colorado and washington state to legalize pot. >>> john mccain is making f
: there are the schumer, and dick durbin, myself, john mccain, marco rube bee yo. -- rubio. host: have you gotten more that wants to join your effort at this point? guest: not people who want to join but they are sympathetic about what we're doing and i think if they see the legislation they will come on board. once they see what is required for someone to advance their status to get on a path to citizenship they will say if this works with the rule of law. it is something that is humane, realistic, and something that we just have to do. host: do you have people on the house side working with you? guest: there is a group working on their own for a while, a bipartisan group. it is people like biden, many others have been involved in this effort. they are getting closer, i think, to something like the senate is doing and that certainly helps. host: senator from arizona is our guest. we have our phone lines up if you would like to dial in. we have set aside our fourth line for illegal immigrants. we would like to hear your story and we're going to begin with a caller on that line. alex from germantown, m
to cut a deal. >> now we know the president did reach out to two leading senate republicans john mccain, lindsey graham, invited them to come over to the white house todays on -- today to talk about immigration reform but he wants to talk about sequester these forced budget cuts. what's going on. has that meeting yet taken place? >> reporter: that meeting was scheduled to take place about half hour ago. we were told by the white house that the meeting could cover a range of topics so that could include immigration. these budget cuts. and perhaps other topics that have come up on capitol hill recently. who knows maybe foreign affairs and other issues. so presumably it's going on right now and i'll give you a read out as soon as we have it. >> brief us on what happens. i'm curious to see how much of an effort there was made by the president and these two republican senators to work out a deal, perhaps at least start a negotiation during these final three days to avert these forced spending cuts. >> we were told when the president called john mccain, senator mccain last week that's when th
. senator john mccain then ran into trouble when he tweeted, "so ahmadinejad wants to be the first iranian in space. wasn't he just there last week"? many in the twitter world called the comment racist. he september out another comment saying his comments were just a joke and told people to "lighten up." >>> now here is your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. the conservative republican governor of ohio john kasich has a course on president obama's health care plan. he now says that he is going to expand medicaid dramatically using money from the federal government. >>> new jersey senator robert menendez is denying allegations he flown to the dominican republic to solicit prostitutes. he calls the charges smears from right-wing blogs. >>> "the washington post" is reporting that homeland security janet napolitano is quietly making it known she's considering a run for president in 2016 if hillary decides not to run. >>> and kitty kelly known for biographies of oprah winfrey is writing a book about the 98 women now serving in congress. >>> last night new jersey governor
pulled the plug, stating the program has not yielded any significant military capability. senator john mccain wrote the pentagon, calling it one of the most egregious examples of mismanagement in recent memory. >> $1 billion has been basically totally wasted, with nothing to show for it. >> reporter: just flushed down the drain. >> flushed down the drain. >> reporter: you know, a lot of americans remember that infamous $600 toilet set. is this even worse than that? >> i don't mean to make a joke, but at least they got a toilet seat. out of this, they got nothing. we got nothing. >> reporter: so what went wrong? >> you had a company that wasn't up to the task of managing the project. you had a computer system that wasn't actually able to do the job. and you had an air force that was asleep at the switch. >> reporter: a top executive for the lead contractor, computer science's corporation or csc, told nbc news that it provided the air force with capabilities and assets to deliver the system of the future, and that taxpayers got their money's worth. an air force official sees it differently. >>
, we've been kvetching and bitching and complaining for the last week or so about john mccain, you know, loser from 2008 who is still the face of the republican party. you never see mitt romney. talk about a loser. but mccain and they keep putting him out there on the sunday shows every sunday, every show. every day every show. overexposure for a guy who's got nothing more -- nothing to say anymore. and talk about people who have nothing to say anymore, here's the big one. cpac conservative political action committee which has its huge gathering of conservatives it is a big event here in washington, d.c., every year in march. this year, yesterday they announced the headliner the keynote speaker for this year's cpac event, sarah palin. >> no! >> bill: talk about the number one loser. here she is, four years ago -- i'm sorry, last year at cpac -- >> at the 1975cpac, he laid out a blueprint for rebuilding the g.o.p. under a banner of full color. and ever since then, cpac has been the rally for conservative action and that's why i'm glad to be here today with all of you conservative activis
down the dark and dangerous path again as senator john mccain has said, the senate has the potential to set the record straight and end the stain on our country's conscience. once that's done, it won't be long before another movie comes along to tell how we killed bin laden. [ applause ] i agree. it is not often we say why that john mccain is right. but we just did. let's go to kathy in michigan. hey, kathy. >> caller: wow. can i ask you a question. what is a mook? >> stephanie: i'm too old and drunk to renow but i think -- >> it is a psychic that constantly tears the other person down, i think. >> stephanie: that. >> caller: from where is this reference? >> stephanie: brooklyn. i don't know. >> caller: okay. well what i wanted to comment on and i would like your -- kind of your view of this is you know, in all of the discussion of the sequestration and how it's going to impact everything and everybody, how come we never hear about the congress taking a pay cut or you know, i get the impression that the congress really -- the majority of them really went for this jab because they mak
john mccain who grilled hagel on opposing the 2007 u.s. troop surge in iraq. >> wiere you correct or incorret when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect? yes or no? >> my reference to -- >> are you going to answer the question, senator hagel? the question is, were you right or wrong. that's a pretty straight forward question. >> well, i -- >> i would like the answer whether you're right or wrong and then you're free to elaborate. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> well, let the record show you refuse to answer that question. please go ahead. >> well, if you would like me to explain why -- >> actually, i would like an answer, yes or no? >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. it's far more complicated than that. my answer is i'll defer that judgment to history. >> i think history has already made a judgment about the surge, sir. and you're on the wrong side of it. >> hagel was also questioned on his comments referring to a jewish lobby. he suggested intim
barrel shotgun. >> senator john mccain facing an angry crowd. >> you had enough time. >> reporter: tiger tees off with the commander in teammate. maverick meets his match. all stories making headlines in the week that was. >>> all right. some imitations you cannot pass up. >> like wanting to golf with the president. >> you know you have a good marriage when you say, yeah, sure, honey, go have a guy's weekend with tiger woods. >> so he did. the president, flying solo without the fam in florida and teaming up with tiger on the links. >> tiger woods gave the president some very valuable tips. the most valuable one? erase all your text messages. that's the first thing you do. >> vice president joe biden is spearheading the push for president obama's gun control proposal and here is the advice he gave to a woman who was worried about defending her home. >> if you want to protect yourself, get a double barrel shotgun. >> oh, joe. >> walk out on the balcony. >> here we go. >> fire two blasts. >> his point, though, is this. >> you don't need an ar-15. it's harder to aim. it's harder to use and,
. the president will sit down with john mccain and south carolina senator lindsey graham. they are part of the bipartisan gang of eight senators working on a plan for immigration reform. >>> happening right now, a congressional hearing on those automatic spending cuts set to kick in this friday. the subcommittee of the house appropriations committee on defense is looking into the impact of the sequester cuts on the defense department. coming up at 7:15, the tug-of- war between president obama and republicans over what to do about the automatic spending cuts. >>> 7:06. court documents giving new details about the recent murder of a south bay millionaire. suspected prostitute ka she frau fritz is one of those -- katrina fritz is one of those accused of being involved. court documents refer to one of kumar's main girls who had details of his mansion. her brothers is among three others charged in kumar's murder. >>> san francisco police have opened up a homicide investigation into dallas ayers on market and montgomery back on january 28th. he was injured and died last thursday. he was 78. h
thing will happen, the president will be back in washington, lindsay gramm and john mccain significant republican figures going to come to the white house and talked to him allegedly about immigration reform which is important but also have a conversation about sequester and budget and we will see what happens. lindsey graham said yesterday it saves the defense industry and the defense establishment, talk about putting revenue on the table, police and democrats, interesting statement. we will see if he is speaking for anyone but lindsey graham. lori: the sequestration itself announced 2% of a decrease in spending, worst case scenario, we are hearing this doomsday scenario the country will be more susceptible to terrorist attacks, teachers will be laid off, flights won't be as safe and they will be delayed and these horrible things but it is such a minuscule amount of spending decrease. correct? will we be that impact will? >> over time it would be better immediately and won't be. the federal government does everything slowly including rolling out spending cuts that would happen over ti
of the most contentious moments came when senator john mccain asked whether the 2007 surge troop in iraq was successful. >> the question is, were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. i would like you to answer whether you are right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things. >> let the record show that you refuse to answer that question. now, please go ahead. >> well, if you would like me to explain why -- >> no, i actually would like an answer. yes or no. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. >> another hot topic at the hearing today, it was a 2006 interview that hagel gave to former middle east peace negotiator, erin david miller. now, in that interview, hagel said this. "the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here." now, today of that comment about the "jewish lobby," hagel said categorically, i regret it. >> i've already said i regret referencing the jewish lobby. i should have said pro-israel lobby. i think it's the only time on the record that i've ever said that.
with chuck hagel. >> i want to play something that senator john mccain said on fox news thursday and get your take on the other side. take a listen. >> there's a lot of ill will towards senator hagel because when he was a republican, he attacked president bush mercilessly, he was very anti-his own party and people. people don't forget that. >> and that, my friend, is exactly what you just said, general, speaks exactly to what you just said. what kind of relationship will he have with congress once he's confirmed. >> well he's going to represent the national security interest of the united states up there so i think the question is really what kind of relationship does congress have with him? these men and women in the united states senate, in the congress, need to respect chuck hagel and they need to work with him and that's their obligation as elected representatives of the american people, just like it's his obligation to work with them. he'll do the best he can. he'll be straightforward. he'll be honest. maybe there will be some lingering resentments, but there shouldn't be. >> john allen,
on that letter but not john mccain. it appears that headacheel will have the 60 votes to get past the filibuster and the 50 needed to be confirm: we're going head out to the political front where president obama's stock with the public continues to rise looming sequester cuts notwithstanding. and then a documentary that says, remember us? a hook at whose lives are still upside down because of the economic crisis. and later, 50 years after the birmingham church bombing we'll talk to the prosecutor whose life mission became bringing those responsible to justice. it's "the war room" on thursday night and we'll be right back. is is >> michael: we're back inside the car room. i'm michael shure. democrats and republicans keep checking their score cards. and from my seat it looks like the president and democrats are winning. according to a new bloomberg news poll out today 56% of americans view the president favorably. 47% feel the same about the democratic party. but here's my favorite. only 35% like republicans. americans also aren't going along with the blame game the g.o.p. has been playing by cal
to reconstruct her excel and reconstruct her hearing. >>> senator john mccain is telling people tonight to, quote, lighten up after a tweet he sent about mahmud ahmadinejad. earlier today he tweeted this. so he wants to be the first iranian in space. wasn't he there just last wight? a fellow republican called the joke racist. mccain followed that with a tweet -- can't everyone take a joke? . >>> we'll have more on how this fight is impacting students. >>> i'm liz crenshaw. watch out for fees on your bank accounts. why they're popping up and what consumers can do about it. my story is coming up. >> taking a look at the radar. when the snow moves in and out and what to expect for your tuesday morning commute. >>> right now supporters who say maryland's historically black colleges and universities need more funding, and they are bringing their messages to the capitol. >> students are holding a big rally at the statehouse. tracee wilkins has more on what this means for students in our area. >> you pass a lot of universities to get to bowie. >> yes, i did. >> she came from contract contract to prince
john mccain tuesday about immigration reform. he made the announcement after meeting the mexican president. the senator is one of eight working on a bill. he said there are still areas of significant disagreement with the presidents but he is optimistic legislation can be passed that will include a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. >>> the obama administration is also asking the court to declare the defense of marriage act unconstitutional. in a brief the government argues that the law denies federal benefits to tens of thousands of same sex couples who are legally married under state law. the brief didn't address proposition 8, california's ban on gay marriage. the court is scheduled to hear the defense of marriage case next month. >> the governor is in washington dc this weekend for the meeting of national governors. putting in federal health care reform is one of the top issues. brown is also on the natural resources committee which will meet tomorrow to talk about extreme weather events in the united states. then on monday the governors plan to meet with the presid
senator john mccain that made a reference, some would say a joke, about the iranian president. we'll have more about that. >>> of course, we continue our countdown to the winter olympics. we are going to be not strapping on any spandex. >> there we go. >> any chance to play that video. >> i sound like daffy duck. this morning we're going to get a lesson in curling, no spandex required. >> thank goodness for that. i don't know if you heard but matt and i are headed to chicago on friday for one of our field trips. send us your pictures, tell us what you love about the windy city. use #todaychicago. >>> natalie is standing by with a look at all the headlines. good morning, natalie. >> good morning, matt, al and savannah. good morning, everyone. >>> authorities are searching for possible explosives today in an underground bunker where a school boy was held for seven d days. sheriff wally olson has described the child who has gone home now from the hospital. >> like a breath of fresh air. >> reporter: the kidnapper was also suspected of killing a school bus driver. officials say they used a ca
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